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  • Ever fancied becoming a Richard Branson-esque figure in the tattoo industry? No, us neither, but with the upcoming release of Handy Games' “Tattoo Tycoon” you can manage your own digital tattoo parlour and build up an ink-fuelled empire to rival the bearded one's many ventures…well, global domination does come one...
  • As books go, this one shatters the mould for tattoo publications into a million tiny pieces…and that’s not even a reference to its 5.5 kilograms in weight! The brainchild of Adrian Lee and the Analog Tattoo Arts Kolectiv, BloodWork documents 67 sleeves from some of the greatest tattoo artists working today, including...
  • From www.tattoofreeze.com: From the publishers that bring you: Skin Deep (Britain’s Best Selling Tattoo Magazine), Skin Shots International, Tattoo Master (The UK’s Tattoo Trade Magazine) and Tattoo Jam (Britain’s Biggest Tattoo Show) comes something new for 2010. Tattoo Freeze is a brand spanking new one-day tattoo...
  • The Tattoo Jam website is now up and running, providing a one-stop shop for news, directions, tickets and details on everything in between. Bookmark www.tattoojam.co.uk to stay in the loop for developments on the UK’s biggest convention as we up the ante for 2010 with tonnes of additions to an already rockin’ show. We...
  • Erik Sprague a.k.a. The Lizardman has recently unveiled his latest published offering: Once More Through The Modified Looking Glass. Seen here looking resplendent with his burgeoning beard, Erik has compiled all of the notes and interviews that were the basis for his BME articles and added notes and extras to them (...
  • Dan Henk’s penchant for horror extends far beyond tattooing, and it appears that the guy eats, sleeps and breathes the world of all things gruesome! Whilst he is more than content to spend the majority of his week tattooing and painting at his new studio, Eternally Bound Tattoo in Austin, Texas, Dan’s somehow managed...
  • Have you ever wished that you could gaze over the shoulder of a master at work, observing every stroke as they create something of genius with the simplest of materials? Shawn Barber is the subject of this video documenting his sketching technique, of which many more can be found at Sketch Theatre's website,...
  • A New Zealand-based artist has raised some controversy with his depiction of a fresh-faced Queen Elizabeth II sporting a traditional Maori tattoo on her chin. The artist, Barry Ross Smith, has caused something of a stir in the North Island town of Palmerston North, where some of the locals have threatened to destroy...
  • Air your views or have a rant and we’ll give one letter a free, yes free, t-shirt! Aren’t we nice? All Change For Preston Hi Neil Craig from Her Enemy here, just wanted to drop you an email and say how refreshing it was to see a bloke on the front of Skin Deep, as a warm blooded male, I love the ladies however it...
  • You may have thought that all avenues had been explored and all nooks and crannies thoroughly prodded when it came to reality tattoo programmes, but you would be simultaneously optimistic and wrong. First of all, and as obvious as it seems, we’d like to make it clear that Tattoo Masters Worldwide is in no way related...
  • Paul Naylor's incredible efforts in raising funds for his Machu Picchu trek have met with breathtaking generosity from within the tattoo community, as another smorgasbord of tattoo artists are offering up a day's tattooing for those donating to his chosen charity, Action Medical Research. Amongst those joining Paul,...
  • Indigo Tattoo’s Paul Naylor is preparing to ascend the dizzying heights of the stunning Machu Picchu in September 2010 and is offering up some truly incredible prizes as a reward for sponsoring him £10 or more!   Paul is offering a whole day of tattooing for one lucky winner, and others can win a day with Bez...
  • Air your views or have a rant and we’ll give one letter a free, yes free, t-shirt! Aren’t we nice? Underage Ink Dear Skin Deep Firstly, may I say congratulations on such a great magazine. I look forward to it each month and now to the point. I’m writing in response to Neil’s editorial in the August issue of Skin...
  • Air your views or have a rant and we’ll give one letter a free, yes free, t-shirt! Aren’t we nice? Golden Dragon Graffiti Day Hi Neil I am a teacher in Crewe in Cheshire. I run a Playing for Success Study Support Centre based at Crewe Alexandra Football Club. I have a number of tattoos by a number of artists and...
  • We have been working for months now to bring you the ultimate tattoo website... and it's finally live. We are sure you will find plenty here that will engross anyone with an interest in tattoos. As the new home of Skin Deep Magazine, Skin Shots International Magazine and Tattoo Master magazine, you will have...
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    Clever, Odd and Outrageous TattoosISBN: 978-3-8327-9280-0teNeues: Available from www.amazon.co.uk Price: £12.50Coffee table books pertaining to tattoos have swamped the market in a flood of almost Biblical proportions of late, so naturally there are a plethora of great and original collections of tattoo snaps and the...
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    Author: Horimasa/Crystal MoreyGomineko Press: Available from www.gominekobooks.com Price: $150   Stunning. That’s the only word I can muster to describe this tome. There is not one element that stands proud of another because everything about “Horimasa” is deftly detailed, from the actual content right down to...
  • Air your views or have a rant and we’ll give one letter a free, yes free, t-shirt! Aren’t we nice? Transatlantic Tatts Hey Skin Deep I saw your feature on Daveee this month. I wanted to tell you I was one of the lucky ones to book Daveee while he was here in the United States visiting Atlanta's All Or Nothing...
  • Air your views or have a rant and we’ll give one letter a free, yes free, t-shirt! Aren’t we nice? Winning Letter Move On Up Hey Guys & Gals  The magazine is AWESOME!  Just got the latest issue (Issue 171 April ‘09) and read all the letters in relation to tattoo prejudice, and how people can...
  • Air your views or have a rant and we’ll give one letter a free, yes free, t-shirt! Aren’t we nice? Winning Letter Ticked-off-Tattooist Hi Neil I have just been reading this month’s issue of Skin Deep, and as usual with this subject, I find my blood boiling and my head starting to spin. I have been for the past...
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